Chip Py | DC GO-GO: TEN YEARS BACKSTAGE — at Union Market

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DC Represent! There’s a party over here, there’s a party over there! In DC Go-Go: Ten Years Backstage the party never stops, and neither does the beat. The bands, the stars, the clubs, the spots, the sweat, the late nights and the passion are the sound of the city—all photographically captured and preserved right here. For those who know go-go this book is a documentary celebration. Shout yourself out with a special photographic section dedicated to the fans. For those who don’t know, this book is a peek into that world through the lens of Chip Py. Once Chuck Brown’s photographer, his collection of images is now part of the People’s Archive at the DC Public Library. Discover the district’s distinctive music, its artists, its culture, and why go-go has become The Official Music of Washington, D.C.

Chip Py began taking photographs at a young age while he tagged along with his father, a reporter. He studied history at East Carolina University and moved to Washington, DC in 1988. An avid live music fan, Py has been shooting DC bands of all genres for over 20 years. One of his photographs is on permanent display as part of Chuck Brown Memorial Park. His go-go portfolio was acquired by the People’s Archive of the DC Public Library in 2020 and the Washington City Paper gave him the Editor’s Choice Award for his work in 2021.

1270 5th Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20002
Union Market
Non Fiction
DC Go-Go: Ten Years Backstage (American Heritage) Cover Image
By Chip Py, Greg Boyer (Foreword by)
$21.99
ISBN: 9781467150538
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: History Press - February 14th, 2022

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